Meghan Fonfara scored on a breakaway with 2:27 left in overtime as the No. 1-ranked Iroquois field hockey moved to 14-0-2 with a 1-0 win over Williamsville East.
“We knew it was going to be a street fight. When you’re undefeated and No. 1, everyone wants to skin you alive. The other teams don’t come out flat,” said Iroquois coach Pete Tonsoline. “We figured it would be close because they’ve played in a lot of close games. [Coach] Erin Coyne has turned that program around.”
It was the Chiefs’ second OT game in a row. They locked up the No. 1 seed in Class B in their last start against Williamsville North, which ended in a 1-1 tie.
Elsewhere, junior Bianca Dolac scored twice, including in the first minute of overtime, as West Seneca East surprised Eden, 2-1. The win was just the fifth for the Trojans (5-11) while Eden dipped to 10-4-2.
Dolac owned the overtime as she took possession after an Eden foul. She used a self-start, dribbled down the field past three defenders, the last one in the circle, and scored over the left leg of the goalie.
The goal was her 13th of the season.
Cassandra Hopkins scored the game-winning goal as Williamsville South edged Hamburg, 2-1.
GIRLS SOCCER: Kaylan Breindel and Meredith Licata scored and goalkeeper Kristen Koral had five saves as visiting Williamsville North beat rival Williamsville East, 2-0, to win its fourth in a row. A lot of the play was between the 18s with North mustering a few more shots. Besides a rivalry, the game is also a good test for both teams heading into the Sectional VI playoffs. North improves to 13-2-1.
Elsewhere, Mount St. Mary’s beat Cardinal O’Hara, 4-3 as Mary Kate Dougherty scored the game winner. O’Hara senior Leah McDonell scored twice giving her 35 goals this season and the 101st in her career. Earlier this season McDonell became O’Hara’s all-time leading scorer.
BOYS SOCCER: Junior midfielder Charles Kritkausky scored both goals in the first half as Orchard Park beat West Seneca West, 2-0, to lock up the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming Class AA playoffs. Goalkeeper Brian Arcara had seven saves to earn his eighth shutout. Clarence will be the No. 1 seed followed by Lockport at No. 2.
CROSS COUNTRY: The boys and girls course records fell at the fifth annual Eden Invitational as T.J. Hornberger of Lake Shore ran a 15:11 shattering his old course record of 15:59 from 2010. Frontier won the boys race among 11 teams led by Matt McCann’s 16:50.
The Fredonia girls won the team title by a four-point margin over Frontier. Lauren Reyda of Fredonia won the race in a course record 18:07.
GIRLS TENNIS: Brianna Fiorita and Frannie Viola of Niagara-Wheatfield won the Niagara Frontier League Doubles title with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Jessica Robins and Carly McClinsey of North Tonawanda, 6-1, 6-4. In the consolation, Mia Villani and Annie Corrao of Grand Island beat Alex Costello and Amanda Schrader of Lockport 6-1, 6-3. All four doubles teams qualified for the upcoming Section VI Tournament Oct. 26-27.
Singles players from the NFL who advanced based on their league records were Liz Barrett of Niagara-Wheatfield (14-0), Gretchen Ringler of North Tonawanda (12-2), Katie Britt of Lockport (9-5) and Celina Wozniak of Kenmore East (8-6).
• In this week’s WNY Team Championship held at Clarence, Orchard Park won with 257 points followed by Clarence with 247 and Niagara-Wheatfield with 227.